Holiday

Dogtown St. Patrick's Day Parade

When: Thu., March 17, 12:30 p.m. 2016

Is it tough to find parking in Dogtown on St. Patrick's Day? You bet your shillelagh it is. But that's because this is a neighborhood party, so everybody wakes up already in position. Park your car in an outlying pay lot and enjoy your mid-morning hike to any open spot along Tamm Avenue. The actual parade starts at 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Tamm and Oakland Avenues (www.stlhibernians.com) and usually runs for 90 minutes. After that, the Irish Festival kicks off along the various side streets, and the various restaurants and bars do a brisk business. But keep your celebrating friendly; this is a family neighborhood, and there are kids present. Please remember, no coolers, backpacks or glass bottles are allowed at the parade or the festival, and underage drinking is going to net you a potential $300 fine.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission